Antibodies breakthrough after 25 years of research

12 Feb 2001

This week a researcher at the University of Cambridge publishes details of a discovery which may help to prevent and treat a wide range of diseases, including cancer and AIDS. Dr Abraham Karpas of the department of haematology, has invented a process with the potential to produce any type of human antibody in the test-tube.

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Cambridge man in Galapagos crisis

26 Jan 2001

A Cambridge graduate is at the heart of the battle to save the fragile ecology of the Galapagos Islands from the oil spill which threatens its future. Dr Robert Bensted-Smith is Director of the Charles Darwin Research Station(CDRS) on the Galapagos Islands. CDRS is the operative branch of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands, an international, non-governmental, scientific, non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the Galapagos Islands since 1959.

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Professor Elizabeth Anscombe remembered

22 Jan 2001

Professor Elizabeth Anscombe, who held the chair of philosophy at the University of Cambridge between 1970 and 1986, died on 5 January 2001. A memorial service will be held on the morning of Saturday 24 February at the Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs, Hills Road, Cambridge.

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Space - 16th Annual Darwin Lecture Series

18 Jan 2001

This week Professor Susan Greenfield of the University of Oxford comes to Darwin College, Cambridge to launch the annual Darwin Lecture series. The Darwin Lectures, a series of public lectures run in the second term of each academic year, were established in 1986 and quickly established themselves as one of the highlights of the University's yearly programme of public education.

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Cambridge and Oxford conferences

16 Jan 2001

Demand for places on this year's Oxbridge conferences has exceeded all expectations with places being snapped up by 17 and 18-year-olds from all over the country.

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